Metacritic Movie Ratings
127 Hours Reviews

5.0

82

out of 100

Metascore®
Universal acclaim
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 100

    out of 100

    USA TodayClaudia Puig

    Only a truly visionary filmmaker could take a story largely set in a cramped canyon and give it a sense of openness and hope.

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  • 100

    out of 100

    Entertainment WeeklyOwen Gleiberman

    A true-life adventure that turns into a one-man disaster movie - and the darker it gets, the more enthralling it becomes.

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  • 90

    out of 100

    Wall Street JournalJoe Morgenstern

    It's exciting, stirring, often funny, sometimes lyrical and unusually thoughtful. And, with that one egregious exception, genuinely pleasurable.

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  • 90

    out of 100

    The Hollywood ReporterStephen Farber

    All of the key creative personnel contribute to the movie's nail-biting tension and unexpectedly moving finale. Jon Harris's editing is matchless, and Rahman's score effectively heightens the emotion. Ultimately, however, it is the talents of Boyle and Franco that sock this movie home.

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